Long Island Weather Forecast Calls for 3-6 Inches of Snow

first_imgThe National Weather Service in Upton has issued a winter weather advisory for Nassau and Suffolk counties in advance of another snow storm that could dump 3-6 inches of white stuff on the region Tuesday night into Wednesday. The advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. until noon Wednesday.The weather service said periods of snow could cause travel difficulties.“Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility,” the agency said on its website. “And use caution while driving.”The weather service is also warning of potential flooding along the south shore of Nassau and western Suffolk, with tides three feet above normal. Coastal areas could see “widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide,” the agency said.Snow is not expected to start falling until late Tuesday evening and could continue until 10 a.m. Wednesday, possibly disrupting yet another morning commute. Tuesday’s forecast calls for a high near 35 with the wind chill making it feel a few degrees cooler.Wednesday’s high is 39 degrees.The mercury will begin dipping Thursday, especially in the evening, with a low of 18 expected when the sun goes down. There is also a chance of snow Thursday and Friday.The weekend will be brisk. The weather service is predicting a high of 25 degrees on Saturday before the thermometer plunges into single digits in the evening. Valentine’s Day won’t be much better, with temperatures in the teens throughout the day Sunday. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Valentine’s Day is coming just in time to warm our collective hearts.One day after a light snow sprinkled Long Island, forecasters are warning of more snow and plunging temperatures for the remainder of the week.last_img read more

Wisconsin cruises to 3rd-straight win

first_imgKelsey Fenton / The Badger HeraldThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team wrapped up its three-match spring schedule at home with a 3-1 win over UW-Milwaukee (25-16, 23-25, 25-23, 25-17) Tuesday night.Wisconsin has dropped just two sets in three wins against Loyola, UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee during its exhibition spring season.Head coach Kelly Sheffield stressed that in the few months he has coached the team, he has seen small improvements throughout the spring that helped contribute to the night’s victory.“We did a better job of getting our middles and our right side more involved in the attack tonight,” Sheffield said. “That was a goal going in. I thought our serving put some pressure on them. [UWM is] a different team than what we’ll typically see in the Big Ten. Their offense is really quick and they put some different stresses on your middles than what [we’ve] seen. I thought we got a little stronger as the match went on.”After the Badger offense cruised to a .423 hitting percentage while committing just two errors in the first set, Wisconsin lost its sense of rhythm in the second set. Down 8-11, the Badgers already had five errors in the set. After Wisconsin made four consecutive kills mid-set, the team earned its first lead of the set to go up 16-14. However, UWM won the last four points of the set to tie the match at one.Sophomore setter Courtney Thomas, who amassed a spring-high 46 assists, said that if the passing is not rhythmic, it is difficult for the hitters to time the ball properly. However, she said the passing improved significantly after the second set and has become more consistent since the start of spring practice.“I thought our passing was a lot better tonight than it was on Saturday,” Thomas said. “I felt rhythm; I felt like our hitters were doing well tonight.”Wisconsin was again faced with a challenging set in the third, when both teams were separated by no fewer than three points. However, the Badgers were able to inch out a 25-23 win in the third, producing just three errors and avoiding a second-straight close loss.Sheffield said the Badgers need to do a better job of keeping their composure when they make mistakes and not letting one error turn into multiple.“When we play good volleyball, we’ve got to do it for longer periods of time than what we’re doing,” Sheffield said. “We’ll get better at that once we come to get used to each other.”Wisconsin began the fourth set in a 2-7 hole while hitting a .071 attack percentage. But the Badgers bounced back to end the set and the match on a 10-2 run after being tied at 15.Three Badgers accumulated double-digit kills throughout the evening, including junior outside hitter Julie Mikaelsen, who led all players with 15 kills. The Norwegian also contributed 13 digs to earn the double-double.Last season, Mikaelsen transitioned to a more defensive role on the team by digging more balls. She said she has gotten more comfortable working in the back row.While she was on offense during the match, Mikaelsen also said she concentrated on the spots on the court she knew she could hit.“Focusing on doing the right techniques,” Mikaelsen said. “Focusing on doing the hitting I know I can do. Annemarie was helping me a lot by calling the shots that I had open; it helped me a lot.”Mikaelsen admitted that a weakness the team has been working on is consistency. Wisconsin’s hitting percentage dropped .207 from the first to the second set.However, Mikaelsen said Sheffield has made it a priority to improve Wisconsin’s mental toughness to stay consistent.“We go up and then we go down,” Mikaelsen said. “We need to be more stable. We’re working really hard on becoming that team that’s really stable and bringing it every single practice.”Sheffield’s main focus of the spring season is not necessarily the results of the matches. He wants to see small improvements from his players in practices and match situations.“We’re just trying to get a little bit better,” Sheffield said. “There’s not a lot of changing [of positions or formations]. We’re just trying to do what we do in our system and just be a little bit more consistent and a little bit better.”last_img read more

Sporting News’ top 10 hockey stories of the 2010s

first_img Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/37/6f/philadelphia-flyers-gritty-getty-100919-ftr_p9vnvr5nndc51p7kd9jv52l1h.jpg?t=-1291982987&w=500&quality=80 7. T.J. ‘Sochie’ dominates Olympic shootoutThe last time the Winter Olympics included NHL players was in Sochi in 2014. It was then that American T.J. Oshie put on a show against the host nation, Russia, in an eight-round shootout that still resonates to this day.In round one, Oshie went five-hole on Russian goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, giving the U.S the upper-hand. After the first three rounds, Oshie and Russia’s Ilya Kovalchuk were the only ones to score, thus sending the shootout to extras. In Olympic competition, at the start of extra rounds, the team that shot first now shoots second. Also, teams are allowed to send out repeat shooters — a strategy both teams took full advantage of.On this day, 4 years ago, we witnessed one of the greatest Olympic hockey moments of all-time.LIVE #WinterOlympics coverage continues TONIGHT on NBC at 8 PM ET / 5PM PT pic.twitter.com/Rbp0FlrexX— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) February 15, 2018In the fourth round, Oshie had Bobrovsky sprawled out but sailed the puck high.Then, Jonathan Quick gave up a trickler of a shot to Pavel Datsyuk before Oshie, using a little luck to regather the puck after losing control, slid it between the Russian’s legs once again.Kovalchuk netted his second of the shootout with an off-speed shot in front of the hometown fans; but of course, Oshie scored yet again in the sixth when the puck ricocheted off the crossbar and the back of Bobrovsky before making its way across the line. Round seven featured misses from Datsyuk and Oshie before the American finished it off in the eighth when he blasted one straight to the back of the net. Victory for the USA. 4. USA Women defeat Canada to win goldThe 2018 Winter Olympics did not see NHL players participate, but there was still plenty of high-intensity hockey. A rivalry etched in history once again found itself at the biggest stage, as the United States and Canada went head-to-head in the gold-medal game at the Pyeongchang Olympics. It marked the fifth time in the last six Olympics that these two nations met in the championship; in 2006, Canada defeated Sweden.However, the rivalry had been dominated by Canada for much of the previous two decades. Since the U.S. won gold at the inaugural event in 1998, Canada had won four straight (2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014) — but 2018’s match went in America’s favor in the most improbable of fashions.The U.S. scored first on a power-play goal with less than 30 seconds left in the first period. Two minutes into the second, Canada tied the game on a batted puck and about five minutes later Canada took its first lead on a shot from the point. The United States tied the game on a breakaway with just over six minutes left in regulation that kept the dream alive.Then, the dream came to fruition.In the sixth round of the shootout, Team USA’s Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson deked Canada’s goalie out of her skates, putting the puck softly into the back of the net. Maddie Rooney then sealed the deal with a save at the other end, and in the early hours, the USA was finally golden again. 9. Over 105 thousand attend 2014 Winter ClassicThe Winter Classic has been an NHL tradition since 2008, played in 11 different outdoor stadiums and featuring 11 of the league’s most storied franchises. On New Year’s Day 2014, “The Big House” at the University of Michigan set an NHL record with an attendance of 105,491.The last time the #WinterClassic was played on a college campus… pic.twitter.com/7XAMdeyhE7— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) December 31, 2018Named “Sports Event of the Year” by SportsBusiness Journal, the 2014 Winter Classic featured the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs — the first time a Canadian team participated. The two teams were set to face-off in 2013 but the event was canceled due to the league’s lockout. Regardless, fans poured into Ann Arbor, Mich. for the big game that saw the Leafs win 3-2 in a shootout. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ed/2e/sidney-crosby-olympics-122619-getty-ftrjpeg_5pfe8k72j8se1jna2z0dljkax.jpg?t=1161026095&w=500&quality=80 Here’s Sporting News’ top 10 hockey stories of the 201s.Honorable mentionsJohn Carlson nets overtime winner as USA stuns Canada for gold at  2010 World Junior Championship.On home soil, Canada captures its first gold since 2012 at the 2015 World Juniors.Vancouver erupts in riots following Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle plays on “Hockey Fights Cancer” night — and scores.Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres play the first sporting event following the tragic events at the Boston marathon.NHL and hockey fans around the globe pay tribute following the Humbolt Broncos’ tragedy.Former NHLer Craig Cunningham makes a return to the ice following a heart attack and leg amputation. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/3a/59/golden-knights-052018-getty-ftrjpeg_a46sxrl77olj1s07ybo6x6pfl.jpg?t=2139742083&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/70/86/winnipeg-jets-fans-102219-getty-ftrjpeg_bljrn8eze4jc1ftos3km75kmh.jpg?t=-189842163&w=500&quality=80 10. Gritty is bornEvery once in a while, a superstar bursts onto the scene putting the hockey world on notice. After all, Auston Matthews scored four in his NHL debut. Arguably, though, nothing comes close to the entrance made by the NHL’s newest team mascot — Gritty.Born in September 2018, the orange fluffball creature quickly caught the eyes of fans and critics alike; however, once the character started to develop, their number of fans went through the roof. Now a cultural icon, Gritty brings laughter and cheers to not only Philadelphia Flyers fans but hockey fans alike.Unless, of course, you are associated with the Pittsburgh Penguins:lol ok https://t.co/3sSJcbLSfF— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) September 24, 2018Streaking at the Stadium Series game, mastering the social media platform TikTok, dressing as Wonder Woman and one-upping Kim Kardashian’s champaign fountain photo are just a few examples of the glory that is Gritty.All-Decade Teams: Calgary Flames | Edmonton Oilers | Montreal Canadiens | Ottawa Senators | Toronto Maple Leafs | Vancouver Canucks | Winnipeg Jets (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/88/12/patrick-kane-goal-122619-getty-ftrjpeg_1aq3cwbadz5671x83du80xslta.jpg?t=1160073719&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/8f/73/ovi-cup-group-060818-getty-ftrjpg_15xekz1g5a319g7842fxwrit.jpg?t=-570254661&w=500&quality=80 6. Vegas’ inaugural seasonOn June 22, 2016, the NHL announced Las Vegas would be home to the league’s 31st franchise.Vegas put together the strongest opening season for an expansion team in the history of North American professional sports. The squad of “misfits” made it to the Stanley Cup Final and fell just short, losing to the Washington Capitals in a five-game series.At one point, the Golden Knights had 500-1 odds of winning the Cup before going on to win the Western Conference.WESTERNCONFERENCECHAMPS pic.twitter.com/iHfHwqpwcv— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) May 20, 2018Part of the Vegas Golden Knights story that season took place just days prior to opening night. A mass shooting in Las Vegas took the lives of 58 individuals and injured hundreds more. The hashtag, #VegasStrong, quickly became the battle cry of the NHL’s newest franchise. They retired No. 58 to the rafters to honor the victims before puck drop in the home opener and no player has, or ever will, wear No. 58 for the Golden Knights.center_img The decade is coming to a close and what a 10 years it has been in the hockey world. Memories were made that will stand the test of time and teams that will never be forgotten captured our attention. There were stories around every corner and trophies placed in cabinets across the globe.With all of the events over the course of the last 10 years, it’s hard to settle on just 10 to look back on — but we did it anyway. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/e/94/tj-oshie-olympics-122619-getty-ftrjpeg_1cg9lltmrs95y1qjqrvmn0eyva.jpg?t=1156481079&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/67/2e/usa-women-gold-022218-getty-ftrjpg_19tn47zlbzoze192ozxgy15uof.jpg?t=-1127695559&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/b5/e4/winter-classic-2014-122619-getty-ftrjpeg_fcfb14irau881y2nic8h28jul.jpg?t=1153937079&w=500&quality=80 8. Jets move back to WinnipegThe Winnipeg Jets are currently one of the top powerhouses in the NHL but from 1996-2010, they — technically — did not exist.History lesson: the Jets were established in 1972 and played in Winnipeg through the 1995-96 season before relocating to Phoenix and becoming today’s Arizona Coyotes. Then, in 2011, the Atlanta Thrashers, who were a mightily-struggling franchise at the time, moved to Winnipeg and reignited the hockey fanbase that already existed just north of the border.The reception was fantastic. In fact, the team sold out every game in the regular season and playoffs, before failing to do so for the first time on Oct. 15 this year. Not only were the fans back influx, but the traditional “whiteout” for home playoffs games made its return as well.The history of the #WPGWhiteout…Courtesy of @Sportsnet. pic.twitter.com/786C1ADrMp— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) April 13, 2018Since heading north, the team has made the playoffs three times in eight seasons including bids in each of the last two.MORE: Winnipeg Jets top 5 moments of the decade 3. Kane’s OT winner in 2010 Stanley Cup FinalThe puck officially went missing — twice.On the first occasion, only one player knew where the puck was — and his name was Patrick Kane.When the Blackhawks winger took the short-angle shot against Michael Leighton, only Kane reacted. In fact, the referee and the clock operator had lost sight of the rubber disk as Kane began celebrating in traditional Stanley Cup-winning fashion: with gloves and sticks thrown into the air.Chicago’s Stanley Cup drought officially ended at 49 years and they would go on to win two more over the course of the decade; the first was definitely the most memorable.#10neGoal pic.twitter.com/objb3N0XlX— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) July 26, 2019So how did the puck go missing a second time?Following the triumphant celebration, one question remained: where is the puck?It was officially seen in the back of the net but from then on, it’s been a mystery that has been investigated but has no end in sight. Where is the puck? Who has the puck? Why can no one find the puck? These are valid questions but ones with no answer, adding to the history that is the NHL.From Raptors in 6 to The Golden Goal: The top 10 Canadian sports moments of the decade (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/84/34/alex-pietrangelo-061219-getty-ftrjpg_196tpdj9b0umk1dsu1aihi3fh4.jpg?t=1321873915&w=500&quality=80 2. No longer Blue in St. LouisArguably the most impressive Cinderella story in the history of the NHL came less than a year ago.On Jan. 3, 2019, the St Louis Blues stood last in the NHL standings. On June 12, they were first — and Stanley Cup champions.A miracle run led by then-interim head coach Craig Berube and rookie goalie Jordan Binnington, St. Louis finished the season on a 30-10-5 run and made the playoffs as the third seed in the Central Division.Six games against the Winnipeg Jets, double-overtime in Game 7 against the Dallas Stars and another six-game series win over the San Jose Sharks put the Blues in the Stanley Cup Final. They then went ahead and gave St. Louis its first-ever Stanley Cup championship.History made. #StanleyCup #stlblues pic.twitter.com/J7YUkBiuJ1— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 13, 2019A major part of the beautiful story was the motivation the team received from a courageous girl by the name of Laila Anderson. Laila suffers from hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and in December, received word that she has received a match for a bone marrow donor. She built a special relationship with the team and she partook in all the celebrations with them, including getting her own ring. 5. Caps get their first CupAlex Ovechkin has consistently been one of the top players in the NHL over his 10-plus years in the league — and in 2018, Ovi got his Cup.Joining the league in 1974, the Capitals had just one previous Stanley Cup Final appearance in 1998 when they were swept by the Detroit Red Wings. Then, they were in it again in 2018 and weren’t going to let the opportunity pass them by.Alex Ovechkin did a keg stand out of the Stanley Cup 😂(via @tonyandjoes) pic.twitter.com/sCaqxLwLkC— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 9, 2018Washington, D.C., has had quite a decade but it was the Capitals who opened the run of championships as the Nationals (MLB) and the Mystics (WNBA) both won titles in 2019.After the Caps took the series against the Vegas Golden Knights, the summer of Ovechkin officially began. From drinking to sleeping, the Russian star did everything with his new pal: Stanley.The 2010s: Crosby named NHL Athlete of the Decade | Ovi and the NHL All-Decade Team 1. “The Next One” nets the “Golden Goal”Feb. 28, 2010.It seems almost unfair that the top event of the decade took place only 59 days into it — but there’s no doubt that Sidney Crosby’s overtime-game winner in the gold-medal game of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics against the United States deserves the top spot on this list.Crosby took a pass from Jarome Iginla and put it in the back of the net, providing Canada and the hockey world with a moment no one will forget. With his golden moment, Crosby — who had already tasted success in 2009 with the Pittsburgh Penguins — further cemented his status as a superstar.On this day, 9 years ago: Sidney Crosby scores the Golden Goal pic.twitter.com/qNjCd4rqQm— Gino Hard (@Ginohard_) February 28, 2019last_img read more